School is out and summer is here! Congratulations to all the graduates. If you want to make a positive change for your child in the first part of the next school year, give us a call for a consultation and start the process now.
Dr. Dan Peters Named to 2e Hall of Fame by Bridges 2e Center
The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development has announced the induction of three new honorees to its 2e Hall of Fame. Established in 2017, the award celebrates the contributions of educators, mental health professionals, and other leaders whose work has positively impacted not only the lives of twice-exceptional (2e) students and their families, but also the broader 2e movement.
This year Bridges 2e Center will name Jonathan Mooney, Jann Leppien, and Summit Center's Dr. Dan Peters to this distinguished group.
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: Podcasts on Grief, Autism, and Living with Disability
Dr. Dan Peters spoke with three new guests on his podcast this past month, including Meghan Riordan Jarvis on dealing with grief, Marie Myung-Ok Lee on parenting a child with autism, and Mindy Henderson on living with disability.
Grief is My Side Hustle with Meghan Riordan Jarvis
A writer, podcast host, and sought-after consultant with over twenty years of clinical experience, Meghan also helps individuals and groups explore the impact of emotion on personal and professional relationships.
Dr. Dan and Meghan close their impactful and important conversation with the reassurance that even though as humans we will all experience grief, we are all wired to heal and eventually we will.
The Evening Hero: Parenting, Autism, Immigration, and Family Legacy with Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Dr. Dan welcomes inspiring author and mom Marie Myung-Ok Lee to the podcast. This episode about parenting, autism, maternal instinct, and research/writing is powerful – it will resonate with listeners for a very long time.
Marie and her husband are devoted parents raising their young adult autistic son in New York City. Marie is a pioneer using cannabis to treat her son (she was featured on CNN with Dr. Gupta) and she’s now a powerful advocate. During their conversation Marie shares some great news about her son and also speaks about her new book The Evening Hero, a novel about the future of medicine, immigration, and North Korea.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody’s Daughter.
Mindy is the Editor-In-Chief of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s family of Quest content including the magazine, newsletter, blog, and podcast, and a powerful leader in disability/ability rights. A popular motivational speaker (Mindy gave her first speech at the age of four as the MDA State Ambassador for Texas for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!) Mindy teaches us how to try harder, never give up, and inspire others.
Today, Dr. Dan and Mindy talk about many things that suck (job loss, parenting challenges, grief) and explain to listeners that the wrong mindset can be far more disabling than what any wheelchair or other challenges might represent. This episode will inspire listeners and give them a new perspective about the hard things in life.
Launch - Interactive Group for Students in Transition to College
We are offering a new interactive group next month designed to assist students preparing to transition to college this fall.
This group is specifically aimed to support the needs of 2E individuals and/or those with learning differences who have graduated high school and will be going on to college. It will address the difference between high school and college accommodations, navigating campus life, accessing supports, and adapting to independent living. Facilitated by Dr. Gabriela Bronson-Castain, this group is designed to be both informational and supportive.
The group will meet IN PERSON at our Walnut Creek main office, Thursdays in July at 11:00 am (July 7, 14, 21, 28) with a final Saturday session on July 30 for students and caregivers together.
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (SENG) presents their annual conference on “Gifted and Growing Over a Lifespan.” SENG is thrilled to bring the experience of their renowned annual conference to the worldwide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community online for three days, July 22-24. Join keynote presentations, LIVE breakout sessions, and making connections from the comfort of home! Registration is $350 and includes access to presentation recordings.
"First he said 'Mom'... Then he said 'Love.' The epitome for me was, I thought I was a freakin' terrible parent for 20 years. I still have been apologizing, there are so many things I've gotten wrong. I guessed so many times. But he is so generous. His generosity in this has made me feel like, actually, I'm a really good parent! He's taught be how to parent. How to parent him."
-- Marie Myung-Ok Lee, on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan